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The Murder of Emmett Till 

A documentary examining the 1955 murder of a 14-year-old boy from Chicago while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and the broad impact of his death, his funeral, and the subsequent trial and acquittal of his white killers.

Director:

Stanley Nelson

Writers:

Marcia Smith (as Marcia A. Smith), David C. Taylor (contributing writer)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Andre Braugher ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat Antici Pat Antici ... Kidnapper
Oudie Brown Oudie Brown ... Self
Harry Caise Harry Caise ... Self - Mortician
Magnolia Cooksey-Mathious Magnolia Cooksey-Mathious ... Self - Emmett Till's Classmate
Tony Czech Tony Czech ... Kidnapper
Clara Davis Clara Davis ... Self - Mississippi Resident
Warren Hampton Warren Hampton ... Self - Mississippi Resident
Richard Heard Richard Heard ... Self - Emmett Till's Classmate
John Herbers John Herbers ... Self - Journalist
Rose Jourdain Rose Jourdain ... Self - Journalist
Mamie Till Mobley ... Self
Moses Newson Moses Newson ... Self - Journalist
Wheeler Parker Wheeler Parker ... Self - Emmett Till's Cousin
Betty Pearson Betty Pearson ... Self - Mississippi Resident

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A documentary examining the 1955 murder of a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and the broad impact of his death, his funeral, and the subsequent trial and acquittal of his accused killers. Written by Anonymous

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Chilling & disturbing account...
22 June 2003 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

The Murder of Emmett Till (2003) 1st watched 6/22/2003 - 8 out of 10(Dir-Stanley Nelson): Chilling & disturbing account of the murder of a 14 year old black boy visiting Mississippi from Chicago. This is a straight-forward no nonsense account that just tells the story the way it happened according to the killers themselves(because of the account they sold to a magazine) and the victims(the entire black race). It's amazing that this story is just now turned into a documentary for the whole world to see when it's obvious that this had a major impact on black society and their outrage that started the civil rights movement. The more it's watched the more disturbing it is which is why I consider this a well done documentary.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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